On May 29, hours after her nine-month-old daughter was snatched from her arms and thrown out of an auto-rickshaw by three men who then gang-raped her, a young woman in Gurgaon returned to pick up the baby lying in the middle of the road and travelled on the metro to a hospital.
The 23-year-old, assaulted on the auto rickshaw she had taken on her way to her parents’ home late at night, first took her baby to a hospital in Gurgaon. When told her daughter was dead, she couldn’t believe it.
Holding the dead child she travelled to the hospital in Delhi. When second hospital confirmed the death she returned to Gurgaon where she was picked by her husband said police.
“Her husband and the Gurgaon police received the victim from the MG Road metro station after she returned from hospital in Delhi. The police conducted a post-mortem of the infant,” Mr Khirwar said.
She told police that she took a ride on a truck but got down after the driver molested her. Then an auto rickshaw stopped and offered her a ride. The three men in the auto attacked her and when the baby started crying, threw her on to the road.
She was raped for four hours says the police.
The police enquired 50 auto rickshaw drivers and released sketches of the three accused and appealed to the public for their identification.